The Merger: How Organized Crime is taking over Canada and the World

The Merger: How Organized Crime is taking over Canada and the World

by Jeffrey Robinson

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The Merger: How Organized Crime is taking over Canada and the World by Jeffrey Robinson

There was a time when crime was local and gang members killed each other in turf wars. Not any more. In today's economy, virtually any business, including the illicit ones, can benefit by expanding into new markets, by drawing upon resources that were previously inaccessible, and by exploiting the latest technology to create organizational efficiencies. Like their colleagues in other industries, crime syndicates are also coming to terms with the effects of globalization. The benefits of co-operation are obvious.

Today, the Russians are in business with the Mafia running fraudulent fuel-tax scams and illegal gambling, and establishing drug distribution networks in the U.S. and Canada. The Russians have also gone into business with the Colombians to deal cocaine and arms along the eastern seaboard. In turn, the Colombians have worked out agreements with the Italians to smuggle cocaine into Europe and North America and to launder drug money. In both cases, Canada is a primary market. For such sophisticated criminal organizations it is also the figurative equivalent of a candy store.

In the course of his research, Jeffrey Robinson developed contacts in police organizations all over the world – not least among the RCMP. These same sources have given him profound insight into the merging of criminal capabilities that now poses a frightening challenge to law enforcement agencies all over the world. Canadians will be shocked to discover the extent to which some of their fellow citizens are involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780771075674
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date: 08/10/2000
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Robinson is the international bestselling American author of 17 books. His investigative books include The Laundrymen and The Merger: How Organized Crime is Taking Over Canada and the World. Robinson lives in Europe and is a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows on both sides of the Atlantic.

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